T20 Global League

Steyn: Global League flop harsh on young players

2017-10-20 15:59
Dale Steyn (Gallo)

Cape Town - Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn says he feels for the young players who missed out on big pay days because of the postponement of the T20 Global League.

South Africa was all set to launch its first ever global T20 competition and Cricket South Africa (CSA) had already held its player draft. 

At that draft in August, Steyn was one of a number of players who were promised massive sums of money to join their respective franchises. 

But, since then, CSA has pulled the plug on the tournament for this year due to financial concerns, and there is still no clarity on how the players will be compensated. 

READ: THE OVERNIGHT MILLIONAIRES OF THE T20 GLOBAL LEAGUE DRAFT

Speaking to Cricinfo, Steyn said that tournament's postponement was particularly upsetting for some of the younger players who have not enjoyed the commercial success of some of their counterparts. 

"I feel for the younger guys, the guys who were set to earn some cash and were maybe looking at buying a flat or a car," Steyn was quoted as saying on the website.

"The excitement gets to you, especially when you're young and all of a sudden you get the opportunity to earn US$100,000.

"Could you imagine being 21 and someone offers you $100,000 dollars and then three weeks later says, 'oh you are not getting it anymore'. It kind of ruins your plans and hopes."

There have still been no announcements made over whether or not there will be any domestic cricket played over November and December in the absence of the Global League. 

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